Top Curry Houses in South-West

19th May 2022

Top 10 South West Curry Restaurants Named in New Guide

Manchester, Edinburgh and London Awards Dates

The Asian Catering Federation [ACF] has revealed the top ten curry restaurants in the South West of England, ahead of the publication of its new ‘One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants’ guide
The ten featured restaurants in the South West are Mantra in Bath, Urban Tandoor and Mint Room in Bristol, Denley’s Essence of India in Exeter, Spice Lounge in Ilfracombe, Kahuna and Zaman’s in Newquay, Ragini in Seaton , Maha Bharat in South Hams and Prithvi in Cheltenham.

The ‘One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants’ guide is being published initially online region by region – the South West being the first – before a hard copy is made available next year.

Entries are determined by public votes for the ACF’s various national and regional awards programmes, before winning restaurants decided following personal visits from a panel of judges.

“The south-west is one of the favourite regions for our judges to visit, because of the depth and variety of innovative cooking,” said Yawar Khan, Chairman of the Asian Catering Federation.

The ACF will host the 6th Asian Restaurant Awards at the Manchester Hilton on 27th June and Edinburgh at the Sheraton Grand on 19th September. The 12th Asian Curry Awards are taking place at the Grosvenor House on 20th November 2022. The awards are sponsored by Just Eat and Booker Wholesale.

The next region to have its top ten curry restaurants will be the North West of England. The full guide will be divided into ten regions: London, the South East, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, North West, North East, Midlands, East of England and South West.

Speaking about the Guide, the ACF’s chairman Yawar Khan reported that many curry restaurants are facing an existential crisis: “Soaring food, energy and salary costs, combined with rising National Insurance and VAT rates plus severe staff shortages, compounded by customers having less money to spend on restaurant visits and takeaways, means that the rate of closures is set to increase.”

He urged customers to support their favourite curry venues by nominating them for this year’s awards via, and

Once complete the ACF will publish the printed version of the ‘One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants’, with a double-page spread on each featured restaurant, including chef and owner profiles, food photography and recipes.

Included restaurants will also receive a printed certificate, an exclusive window sticker, a logo for web promotion and social media use.

Each restaurant will also receive 100 copies of the One Hundred Top Curry Restaurants for their personal use.